Sandor Petofi

(1 January 1823 – 31 July 1849 / Kiskőrös)

Sandor Petofi
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Sándor Petőfi (born as Petrovics, Hungarian: Petőfi Sándor; pronounced [ˈpɛtøːfi ˈʃaːndor ]; Slovak: Alexander Petrovič Serbian: Александар Петровић; was a Hungarian poet and liberal revolutionary. He is considered as Hungary's national poet and he was one of the key figures of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848. He is the author of the "Nemzeti dal" (National Poem), the poem said to have inspired the revolution in the Kingdom of Hungary that grew into a war for independence from the Austrian Empire. It is most likely that he died in... more »

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Fa Leszek (I'Ll Be A Tree)

Fa leszek, ha fának vagy virága.
Ha harmat vagy: én virág leszek.
Harmat leszek, ha te napsugár vagy...
Csak, hogy lényink egyesüljenek.

Ha, leányka, te vagy a mennyország:
Akkor én csillagá változom.
Ha, leányka, te vagy a pokol: (hogy
Egyesüljünk) én elkárhozom.

I'll Be a Tree

I'll be a tree, if you are its flower,
Or a flower, if you are the dew-
I'll be the dew, if you are the sunbeam,
Only to be united with you.

My lovely girl, if you are the Heaven,
I shall be a star above on high;
My darling, if you are ...

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